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CHANGE FROM THE GROUND UP
Change by Us is, at its heart, a tool for any community group to do what they do best – organize. The platform offers a dashboard of tools for groups to communicate, plan meetings and events, post to-do lists, and share specific needs. The platform also centralizes communications, instantly giving groups a website space as well as a dashboard of coordination tools.
The platform will filter out any content that is offensive, illegal or destructive to a community, to ensure that the site is palatable for city participation. CBU is open source, built on Flask and hosted at Rackspace.
Change by Us Homepage
“A website that promises to directly connect residents and city government with the aim of putting words into action.”
— the new york times
Change by Us Project Page
“The whole idea behind ‘Change by Us’ is that any one of our city’s 8.4 million residents could come up with a great idea to improve our city’s future. And by working together, we can turn those great ideas into action and see the results in our communities and neighborhoods.”
— new york city mayor mike bloomberg
CITY AS SUPPORTER
Cities can access a city-designated blog homepage on which they can promote specific projects they like, run rounds of mini grant promotions, and connect CBU projects to their administration’s priorities. This blog homepage creates an opportunity to amplify the city’s goals by supporting projects, and messaging about the city connections to community based projects.
As a national platform, Change by Us is centrally hosted and maintained, and no technical oversight is required. Cities are provided with a username and password for their blog, and will have administrative access to be able to post and connect with individual projects. There is no technical oversight coordination or knowledge needed.
Change by Us Cities Page
What is needed from Cities: • No work required • No technical coordination or hosting • Optional blogging opportunities • Optional community moderation What is offered to Cities: • Blogging space to highlight preferred content • Blogging space to publicize challenges • Optional moderation connects to projects
WHO DO I CONTACT?
Send general inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Change by Us Individual City Page
Change by Us